Nathalie Banaigs

The Artist

Biography

French born artist, Nathalie grew up in an arty environment, with her mother a painter, modern art teacher and museum curator; her brother is a film-maker; her grand father was a photographer and her great grand father a textile artist and designer. She followed with a strong interest for art herself. She did painting and photography work for many years when she lived in France, whilst pursuing a career in television. She moved to the UK in 2000, fell in love and moved to Kent in 2004 where she founded Kent Creative to dedicate her work to the wider creative community.

Since 1993, her work has appeared in a number of exhibitions and art fairs. Nathalie’s work is included in several private collections including France, Italy and the UK.

Nathalie lives in Faversham, Kent, UK.

Artist Statement

Exploring photography, collages and painting, my work combines these techniques in abstract works. I use my photography work with collages and acrylic paint to create layers of shapes, textures and colours. Each form leading to another, pieces of work eventually come together. This may be triggered by something specific or it may be initiated by random attempts until it visually means something to me.

Being an artist is about seeing the world around us. Our environment is full of graphic details that I capture on my camera almost every day. I get inspiration from these details to enhance my work with photo transfer, collage and painting.

With most of my artworks, I make titles up out of ‘automatic writing’, as I do not wish to describe the work and limit its understanding by suggesting a precise meaning with words. I write lines in notebooks and pick bits up every time I complete a piece of work. I choose whatever I feel fits, or I make a random choice. The titles don’t have a logical meaning for the reader, leaving it to their sensitivity and imagination to interpret.

Explorant la photographie, le collage et la peinture, mon travail combine ces techniques dans des travaux abstraits, créant des couches de formes, de textures et de couleurs. Chaque forme menant à une autre, des oeuvres apparaissent finalement. Cela peut être déclenché par quelque chose de spécifique ou peut être initié par des tentatives aléatoires jusqu’à ce que cela signifie visuellement quelque chose pour moi.

Être artiste, c’est voir le monde qui nous entoure. Notre environnement regorge de détails graphiques que je capture presque tous les jours sur mon appareil photo. Je m’inspire de ces détails pour enrichir mon travail avec le transfert de photos, le collage et la peinture.

Pour la plupart de mes œuvres, je compose des titres en «écriture automatique», car je ne souhaite pas décrire l’œuvre et en limiter la compréhension en suggérant un sens précis avec des mots. J’écris des lignes dans des cahiers et collecte des bribes chaque fois que je termine un tableau. Je choisis ce que bon me semble, ou je fais un choix au hasard. Les titres n’ont pas de sens logique pour le lecteur, ce qui les laisse à leur sensibilité et à leur imagination pour les interpréter.

 

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Nathalie Banaigs - Picture by Robert Greshoff <br>Part of his Kent Artists Project.

Nathalie Banaigs - Picture by Robert Greshoff
Part of his Kent Artists Project.

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